DAERA publishes Farm Business Data 2018

Date published: 18 June 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) today announced publication of the ‘Farm Business Data 2018’ farm planning handbook.

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‘Farm Business Data 2018’ is a valuable source of information for farmers, their professional advisors, those undertaking formal training in agriculture or anyone who requires planning and budgetary data relating to farming in Northern Ireland. The role of the handbook is to provide a comprehensive and authoritative source of physical and financial information that is tailored to farm planning needs in Northern Ireland.

The handbook provides a useful guide to budgets for all the crop and livestock enterprises commonly found in Northern Ireland. There is also a section on Farm Support Schemes which details the operation of selected schemes such as the Basic Payment Scheme.

A range of useful information in the 'Miscellaneous' section includes a summary of nitrates and phosphorous regulations. It also includes details on taxation, fixed costs, machinery costs, hire charges, contractors’ charges, conacre rents and key DAERA contact points.

Full details of the ‘Farm Business Data 2018’.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Data presented in the enterprise budgets is in ‘normalised’ gross margin format and is unsuitable for comparing the performance of individual businesses against standards of performance for the sector as a whole. Data suitable for this purpose are published in ‘Northern Ireland Farm Performance Indicators 2016/17’. 
  2. Farm Business Data 2018’.
  3. Hard copies of the handbook may be obtained (£7.50 each), from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Policy, Economics and Statistics Division, Room 817, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3SB, Tel: 028 9052 4750 or by e-mail AEB.EconStats@daera-ni.gov.uk.
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